On September 5th the NKCC invites all club members to participate in a morning full of fun races and awards. In the afternoon starting at 1:00 the public is invited to join the Nelson Canoe Kayak club and compete in Nelson’s first Cardboard Kayak Race.
Build a kayak using provided materials and race it on Kootenay lake. All ages welcome. Each participant receives cardboard, duct tape and an exacto knife. Meet at NKCC clubhouse beside rowing pavilion at Lakeside Park.
What's at stake?
Kootenay crown (fastest)
Titanic award (sinking with style)
Best name and decoration award
Team spirit award
Schedule for the Day:
8:30-8:45 ~ Registration
9:00 ~ 200m heat one
9:30 ~ 200m heat two
10:00 ~ 500m heat one
10:30 ~ 500m heat two
11:00 ~ 1000m heat one
11:30 ~ 1000m heat two
12:00-1:00 ~ potluck lunch and awards
1:00-2:00 ~ cardboard kayak construction
2:15 ~ cardboard kayak race heat one
2:45 ~ cardboard kayak race heat two
3:30 ~ awards
Race cost: $5 per race or $10 for all three.
Cardboard race cost: $15 per person or $45 for a family (all materials included)
Check it out here